Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This offbeat roadside attraction features 10 graffiti-covered Cadillacs standing upright in a row, buried nose-first in the ground. The sculpture is the brainchild of Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh III, who chose classics dating from 1948 to 1963, the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
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  • a74429
    Fort Worth, Texas165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You haven’t been to Amarillo if you’ve not stopped here
    Cadillac Ranch has become a staple of visiting Amarillo. You have to go at least once to prove you were actually in Amarillo (also there’s not a lot else to do in this city). It’s free, open nearly all day, and a great stop for families or solo travelers alike. Don’t plan to spend a lot of time here tho, it’s a fairly quick walk from parking to the cars. You can bring paint (or buy some there for $7.50/can) if you want, and spray the cars, trash cans, and ground… or you can just look at the art and observe all the people. If it’s rained recently, it makes for a more difficult visit. The cars will be located in giant mud puddles, and you’ll have to wait through several inches of muddy water to get closer enough to a car to paint it. If that’s the case, you may opt to just observe. Great stop for stretching your legs. 30minutes to an hour at most. No seating, but plenty of parking alongside the road. Bring wipes to clean your shoes if it’s rained within the last week.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Rhonda
    Olive Branch, Mississippi84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cadillac Ranch
    This was a fun and memorial activy for us and our grandchren. We packed up our spray paint before our trip planning to stop at Cadillac Ranch. It is located on the side of the road in armadillo texas. We spray painted away the only problem was it had rained and it was very muddy, but it didn't affect us we still had a GREAT time. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Jenna
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THERES NOTHING ELSE TO DO IN AMARILLO SO ITS A DECENT PLACE
    Fun thing to do once. Nothing crazy exciting. But what else is there to do in Amarillo? Amarillo is in flat lands so be prepared for the wind and dust in your face as these cars are just in an open field. Also if it has rained in Amarillo in the past 2 years expect half of the cars to be surrounded by a moat. I would suggest buying spray paint before you go, because it’s a bit more expensive at the gift shop and the options are very limited. However, you could probably get by without even buying spray paint and just use one of the 500 cans on the ground around the cars. It’s a cool tourist attraction but don’t have high expectations. It’s nothing special.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Jennifer L
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    find your inner artist
    Great road side stop for everyone. My teens loved being able to graffiti the cars. It stays fairly busy but there are 10 cars to paint so everyone can join in. The ranch is free they do have a trailer that sells spray paint for 7.50 a can. Bring some water to drink it's a short hike to the cars and Texas is hot.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Cindy Kirby
    Mont Belvieu, Texas80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Road Trip 2023 Cadillac Ranch Amarillo, TX
    This was one of our stops on our 4000 mile road trip. We had never been before. We were warned to bring our own spray paint because it's pretty pricey if you purchase it there. But, we waited until closer to purchase...we forgot. Not a great idea because the stores close only had basic colors left. Luckily, we found cans laying around from other guests who had left them behind so we were able to jazz up our 'basic color' artwork. This was a really neat stop and seeing the layers and layers of paint just melting off if the cars was crazy. It never really dries. All of them were sticky. Oh, and it's VERY VERY windy there!! Overall, glad we checked this off the bucket list.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • kenemail333
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheesy but cheese is good.
    It was exactly as you would expect, except everyone was passing around spray paint to use. It is a temporary art installation, meaning, have fun, paint and relish the moment. Someone will be along shortly to paint over what you did and that is totally cool. It was a fun short thing to do.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Thesecretdiner
    Hampshire, United Kingdom131 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must stop photo opportunity
    Yep its another one of those must visit route 66 places. It basic and set back from the road and again we were lucky it was dry but if its been or is raining you will need boots. There is no shop or facilities or indeed anything else when you stop here so allow enough time to take some pictures and head off somewhere else on the route.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Miss Elenious
    McKinney, Texas84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wear sturdy-soled shoes & behold the magnificence of cars jammed in the earth
    Cadillac Ranch is right off the frontage road, facing the main highway, out in the middle of a field. Ample parking on the side, the road you drive in on is graffitied and such a cool artsy installation in and of itself. The day I went it was 28 degrees, but even though it was freezing, there still were people walking into the area to check out the sight. You park at a gate and walk on top of small rocks to get to firmer packed soil where the Cadillacs are situated. I recommend going when it's warmer, and probably not after a rainfall. You can walk up to and in between every vehicle. There is a gift shop nearby, but you would have to drive to it. This is a good venture for solo travelers, couples, and families.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 9, 2024
  • kayohh7
    Monterey, California140 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garbage distracts from the actual area.
    It’s an interesting spot for sure but pretty underwhelming. The ground is covered in trash because people do want to throw away not finished spray can bottles and that’s very distracting. A great place for photo opportunities if you’re into that. Don’t buy the spray paint until you check the ground for a bottle.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Lonesome_Sparrow
    Stuttgart, Germany378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting!
    Often saw pictures of this form of art and wondered where it is. While travelling along I40 I unexpectedly saw on Google Maps that this is just beneath the highway. So I spent some minutes wandering around all theos greffitti-painted cars and made some fotos. That's about it.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 28, 2024
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Natalie W
Katy, TX220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Really eclectic little roadside attraction. We went late evening and it was still blazing HOT, but it IS July after all! Very windy so we didn't feel too bad. The kids loved spray painting the cars (we brought our own). My biggest complaint is all the trash!!! So disappointing that people just chuck their empty cans on the ground. Shame on people.
Written July 13, 2020
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296williamsg
Port Saint Lucie, FL15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
It was interesting to see, and paint on, a piece of history and pop culture. The cars are in much worse shape than I thought. I think the only thing holding them together is the thousands of layers of spray paint. If you are planning to stop there and want to add your own 'spray paint art', keep a few things in mind.
Bring a variety of colors because you have no idea what colors others have used just a few minutes before.
If you want to take photos of your "art", do it immediately because someone WILL come right behind you and paint over it. I encountered a few people who didn't want to wait for me to get my phone out and tried painting over my 'art'. I had to ask them to please wait and give me a second. So you're probably going to run into rude and inconsiderate people. I was also disappointed to see so many empty cans laying on the ground when there are trash cans at the exit. We ended up picking at least a dozen empty cans and throwing them out.
All in all, it may not look like much, but it's definitely an interesting stop.
Written February 23, 2020
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Elizabeth M
Jackson, MS489 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We were passing through Amarillo on a trip to Colorado. After a ten hour drive, it was fun to get out and see this. It was a 5 minute trip from the hotel we were staying in, and the excitement lasted about 10-15 minutes. On the drive towards Amarillo, I have to admit that I was expecting.... more. Anyway, its just about a dozen Cadillacs that are in the ground... You have to walk about 100-200 yards to get to the actual cars, but you can go right up to them. While I was there, many people were spray painting the cars or sitting on them for pictures, so that was cool to see. Apparently you can do that, so pack some spray paint if you plan on stopping here and put your own mark on these cars! The only thing minus the anticlimactic aspect of it that I did not like is that the spray cans and similar trash were just left out there. Very disappointing to see.

If you are passing through or staying overnight here, I would say GO FOR IT! Its a fun place for a quick photo op! Amarillo doesn't offer much and it's a great way to get out and enjoy yourself. Otherwise, it isn't really worth your time to drive just to see this.
Written November 11, 2020
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HenryKopytka
North Houston, TX153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Go into the rabbit hole of reading up on this bizarre art installation, it’s worth it.

There’s no way this would be THE reason you’d find yourself in/passing through Amarillo, but man if you are literally going to be driving past this anyway? Take 15mins and stop. Take your own pictures.

Sunset is a nice time to go here - imagine sunrise would be cool, too.

Bring a bright color of spray paint with you, as you’ll want your artwork to stand out.....until it’s covered by the next passerby, that is.

Don’t be an animal, btw - take your trash with you and dispose of it properly. I’m sure the hundreds of spent cans laying around that field was predicted by the hippie artists, when they devised this, but c’mon people.

To be clear, there is a cattle gate - you walk through it. Across a well worn path you’ll walk, out to the cars. Off in the distance are cows, seemingly unconcerned of the smell of sprayed paint and the sight of dozens of cars parked on the frontage road. There are no employees/guards, there’s no official sign commemorating whatever this is. A couple of graffiti covered ‘pick up your trash’ signs is as close as you’ll get.

As far as ‘should we stop’? Yes, you should.
Written January 19, 2020
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Claudia L
San Antonio, TX15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
If you are in the area stop and see it, it exactly what you see in the pictures nothing more. I was actually a little disappointed in the area because the visitors are not respecting the art. The area is a little dirty and people leaving spray cans just thrown around everywhere. The day we visited it had just rained and so all around the cars it was flooded, we had to stand at a distance.
Written May 23, 2021
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gottcoke
Hemet, CA726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
As has been said before, they need to corral the lose spray cans. I wish it was like the old days before punks started to graffiti the cars but letting people spray them now takes away the sting of what they started. Stop here but bring your own paint can if you just got the spray it but realize your art may be gone the minute you leave.
Written August 15, 2020
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ABPhilly
Drexel Hill, PA62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We swung by on a whim and were not disappointed. Because of recent rains, all of the cars were sitting in a large puddle. Nevertheless, the fresh coats of colorful spray paint and the scattered paint cans testified to this being a favorite spot for visitors. It costs nothing and was fun to visit.
Written May 28, 2021
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donjuan909
Platte City, MO66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
What's not to love about a bunch of Cadillacs buried face down? Stop and but some spray paint before you go or there is a booth there that will sell you some spray paint. You can put your own little piece of art on any of the cars and take pictures of it. Now the cars set back from the road about a third of a mile and you must walk it. There is just a wide dirt path used to get there and it not handicap accessible at this time.
Written October 29, 2020
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rpop0820
Riverside, CA72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Friends
Very cool to experience. It was very unique and something to see. Take a can of spray paint to create your page and a sharpie to tag your name on the cars. Also, if you are there when it is raining be sure to have some rain boots because the ground is muddy and slick.
Written May 28, 2020
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX25,026 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The background story, actual experience and social media presence do not line up for me. I know about this place because of all the social media posts I've seen over the years. It struck me as a really cool concept to stop and add my touch of art on these Cadillac's.

I knew to bring my own spray can, so I was ready. However, the real experience here does not match the posed pictures you see posted everywhere. The first thing you will notice at the metal gate is a massive pile of trash where people just throw their used cans and other trash in a pile. Next you will notice the long dry path to the cars with lots of paint on the dirt. As you get closer, you will be aghast at how much trash is thrown everywhere. You will see hundreds if not 1000's of spray cans and caps laying on the ground. How can anyone have something in their hand and just toss it on the ground as trash. The trash really ruins the look of the place and changes the artistic appeal of the cars.

I took the time to pull up the history of why the Cadillac Ranch exists. It's a great backstory on the evolution of the tailfins on Cadillac's. The spray painting is an extension of the artistic representation. Each person can add their own piece of history.

We spent about 15 minutes here adding our own touch of spray paint. A word of caution to everyone. The cars are probably wet from other painters. There is a very good chance you will get paint all over yourself if you try to climb on them or reach that far away spot where you think others can't cover your work. Also, West Texas is windy. Spray paint is spray, so think about that very first shot of paint and where the wind will blow it (i.e. back in your face or all over your fingers).

Take your trash with you, PLEASE!!!!
Written August 13, 2020
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